Re: [FH] Re: Anyone have a cat with Cardiomyopothy?
- Some suggestions from one that has "been there, done that".
Also ask your vet if they have the "CareCredit" card. It has higher
interest than most, but usually a 3 month grace period for the first
charge. Came in quite handy for us, but like I said, you don't want
to carry that balance for too long if the rate is still high.
Check out http://www.imom.org They do have requirements for helping,
but you may meet them or they may be able to give other suggestions.
The fundraiser idea is a good one. I for one would never ask my
family for help with my pets (well, maybe if I had absolutely no
other choice). But when a cat got hit by a car on our street a few
years ago, I brought him to our vet and was so moved by how upset the
owner was when we finally found her, that not only did we pay for the
bill at our vet so she could move him to hers, but I passed some
flyers out on the street and in work that about this cat and his
needed shoulder surgery. I ended up collecting over $200 for her (she
was *not* happy with me LOL). Funny thing is that when she went to
pick him up from her vet after the surgery, she found out someone
else had paid *that* bill. The real nice end to the story is that she
had all this money left over, that she gave me everything back, she
couldn't bare to use it for every day items like food and litter and
was all set with his medical expenses. I returned what I could (many
people wouldn't take it back) and donated the rest back to my vet in
This isn't as easy to do anymore, but way back when pets.com had an
affiliate program. I had signed up for that and for a few months
actually earned about $100 each month that went right to my kidney
Pets.com isn't around anymore, but perhaps you have some books or
other things that can be sold on ebay or amazon.com.
Just some idle thoughts! Best of luck and keep us posted,
- In a message dated 9/8/2004 7:46:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> The fundraiser idea is a good one. I for one would never ask myI'm lucky, most of my family are pet-centered. Most of us have pets, and
> family for help with my pets (well, maybe if I had absolutely no
> other choice).
more than once family has chipped in for vet bills. It's good to have that
support system. What a great thing you did for that kitty and the owner! Not many
people would do so much.
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